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Tour of Lagos Kia Assembly Plant

That certain automobile models, including Kia, are now coupled together in Nigeria is news that many have taken with a pinch of salt. Members of auto assembly owners club know this. They know that Nigerians as well as President Buhari-led regime need to be convinced that the machines are truly on ground. That Nigerian employees are truly running the plants. ...

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RUTH: Ford’s Robot That Listens

Ever heard of a robot with a sense of touch? Ford’s special robot, nicknamed RUTH (Robotised Unit for Tactility and Haptics), can be programmed to interact with many of the vehicle’s interior areas in the same way a person does. The robot – a giant arm with six joints – is used to record and analyse attributes that can be ...

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Ford’s Advanced Headlight for Safer Night Driving

To make night motoring safer, Ford is developing advanced headlights capable of pointing out people, animals in the dark, and widening beams at tricky junctions, reports MATILDA FRANCES Driving at night, particularly on unlit roads, can be a nerve-wracking experience. Ford is developing new lighting technologies that will enable drivers to more easily identify potential hazards, including pedestrians, cyclists and animals. Ford’s ...

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Revealed: Inside Volkswagen Plant, Lagos

20 years after Nigeria’s Volkswagen plant had gone moribund, joy of new owners knew no bound, when last week Tuesday, blue ribbon was cut to declare the massive German-built plant officially opened. But what goes on inside the plant will shock critics of the nation’s auto policy, Motoring World’s FEMI OWOEYE reports… Guarding two gates leading into the premises are ...

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Tetralog Continues To Provide First-Class Service to Mercedes-Benz Customers

Tetralog Nig. Ltd, a dealer of Mercedes-Benz product in the South-East, South-South regions of Nigeria, has come of age and continues to provide first-class services to Mercedes-Benz customers in the region. It will be recalled that Tetralog was appointed an authorized Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles dealer in September 2011 by Weststar Associates Limited, the Authorized Distributor of Mercedes-Benz products in Nigeria. ...

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Airbags Or Car Bombs?

Indications are that lives of some hundreds of motorists in Nigeria and other African nations are being exposed to daily possibility of fatal accidents resulting from airbag bomb explosion. But how does a device meant to protect lives become an explosive capable of killing vehicle occupants? FRANK BOYEDE finds out. For some years, it has come to light that airbag, ...

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Reported Takata Airbag Bomb Victims

Not less than seven deaths and close to 200 injuries have been linked to airbags explosion, while safety experts believe there might be thousands of unreported cases all over the world. Find below few examples of victims of safety device, which turned to hidden bombs in automobiles Ashley Parham, 18, in Oklahoma City: This victim, who was driving a 2001 Honda ...

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Who’s Afraid of Landrover Discovery Sport?

All-new Discovery Sport has stormed Nigeria with style and aggression. For its rivals, is there any cause for alarm? Motoring World’s editor-in-chief, FEMI OWOEYE, who witnessed its official presentation to the motoring press last Thursday, digs for an answer.. The Phoenix has risen from the ashes to blind us with her beauty. The setting was magical. Coscharis Motors’ termed it ...

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Ford Uses REPREVE Recycled Plastics in 2015 Ford F-150

“What if we could redirect plastics from landfill and use them to create innovative materials, and then put them in the all-new Ford F-150, part of Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling truck?​ We could make a big difference”, stated Ford Motor Corporations in a recent release made available to Motoring World. Since 2012, Ford Motor Company has worked with Unifi to ...

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Vibrant Auto Industry under Buhari, Answer to Economic Growth

The Nigerian automotive industry currently assembles only commercial vehicles, which are easier to produce, but Nigeria also needs car assembly production to fully benefit from the industry’s potentials.  Motoring World’s Associate Editor, DOROTHY NEJE writes on the challenges involved and the need for the incoming Rtd. General Buhari’s government to intensify efforts to establish a vibrant auto assembling industry in ...

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